H.R. 6255 (111th): To require mail-order pharmacies to notify customers when generic drugs become available and to prevent mail-order pharmacies from substituting drugs without the express authorization of the prescriber.

Introduced:

Sep 29, 2010
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on September 29, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Sponsor:

Carol Shea-Porter
Representative for New Hampshire's 1st congressional district
Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: Sep 29, 2010
Length: 4 pages

About the bill

Summary (CRS)
9/29/2010--Introduced.Requires a mail-order pharmacy to inform a customer to whom it dispenses a prescription brand name drug when a generic drug that is the pharmaceutical equivalent becomes available.Permits a mail-order ...

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History

Introduced
Sep 29, 2010

Details

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